BRANTFORD, Ontario – Rembos, a remanufacturer of wood products, received $500,000 from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund to help pay for facility and infrastructure upgrades.
Overall, Rembos plans to invest $5.5 million to boost production by 50 percent, increase efficiencies, develop new products and enter new products. The project will create eight new jobs.
Rembos makes specialty trim, wall studs, fencing, and pallet and truss components from lumber mill seconds. The company currently employs 36 people.
“Support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund will enable Rembos to implement first-in-industry technology and innovation that will ensure our company’s long-term competitiveness and continued growth,” said Glenn Boothe, vice president and managing partner of Rembos. “This funding will support Rembos’ export expansion of remanufactured wood products to the eastern and southern U.S., create additional jobs at our Brantford facility, and expand our purchasing of Ontario forestry products by almost 200 percent over the next three years.”
Rembos was one of three Brantford-area manufacturers to receive funding totaling $2.4 million from the regional development program.
Other companies receiving funding include:
- Grissin Bon, which received $885,900 toward a nearly $6 million expansion of its food manufacturing facility;
- Synergy Mouldworks, which received $500,000 toward a $3.5 million project to increase capacity and research and development of custom injection moulds; and
- Elastochem Specialty Chemicals, which received $500,000 toward more than a $10 million investment to expand its polyurethane product offerings for the construction industry.
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